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Early Literacy Labs

Together All the Way to Reading Success


Nicole Chick

Nicole Chick, M.S., Ed., CAS Remedial Reading and Reading Consultancy, A/OGA is a seasoned Literacy Specialist with over two decades of experience in education. With teaching licenses in both Connecticut and Vermont for elementary education and specialized literacy instruction, Nicole has made a significant impact as a public educator and university-level instructor. Throughout her career, she has provided guidance to pre-service teachers and served as a mentor in various educational settings.

Nicole's dedication shines through in her commitment to helping parents and students of all ages understand and navigate the complexities of dyslexia. Her expertise extends to early literacy instruction and intervention, reflecting her passion for empowering learners to reach their full potential. Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to supporting individuals on their literacy journey.

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How It Works


Orton-Gillingham Approach

Comprehensive Literacy Assessment Sessions

The Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading and spelling is both explicit and systematic, ensuring a tailored experience for each child based on their unique needs. Specifically designed for students who struggle with reading, including those with Dyslexia, this method provides personalized support to help every learner succeed.

Embark on a journey of understanding and empowerment with our Comprehensive Literacy Assessment – a detailed exploration of your child's literacy skills and capabilities. Designed for learners of all ages, this assessment goes beyond the surface, providing valuable insights to guide personalized literacy development.

Small Group Instruction:
Literacy Explorers and Ready, Set Kindergarten!

 Tailored for preschool-age children, these one-hour classes are designed to spark a love for learning through a play-based introduction to foundational literacy skills.

Areas of instruction include: oral language development, alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness and fine motor  skills.

Literacy Consultations for Educators 

Are you a Balanced Literacy educator eager to delve into Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading? Are you seeking ways to better support struggling students in your classroom? Reach out to schedule a one-hour Zoom consultation and expand your professional knowledge in these vital areas.


What Parents Have To Say...

Nicole has been wonderful for our son and is dedicated to understanding his individual literacy needs. She is so knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to teach him in a way that he understands. She is kind and communicative and always willing to help us advocate. Nicole is a wonderful person and we feel so lucky to have her on Owen's educational team! 

Laura K.

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